Infanta Pilar Turns 77

  July 31, 2013 at 6:52 am by

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Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Grandee of Spain, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre turned 77 on July 30th. The Infanta is the elder sister of King Juan Carlos of Spain and also has a younger sister, Infanta Margarita of Spain.

Infanta Pilar was born in Cannes, France on July 30th, 1936 during the exile of the Spanish Royal Family. Her full name is María del Pilar Alfonsa Juana Victoria Luisa Ignacia y Todos los Santos de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias. In May 1967, she married Don Luis Gómez-Acebo, Viscount de la Torre and the couple have 5 children. Sadly the Viscount passed away in March 1991.

Upon marriage, Infanta Pilar renounced her right of succession to the Spanish Throne.

Most recently, Infanta Pilar attended the Centenary Mass in Madrid to mark the 100th anniversary of her late father’s birth with the rest of the extended Spanish Royal Family. From 1994 until 2005, The Infanta was President of the International Equestrian Federation and also a member of the International Olympic Committee for Spain from 1996 to 2006.

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